Great news music fans! Something awesome is happening at The Good Luck Bar (in downtown Johannesburg) on Friday the 25th of August 2017 that you should NOT be missing out on. Four of SA’s best live acts will be performing on one stage for one night: Tuin, The Lectric Monks, The Black Cat Bones and Crimson House. Music fans can expect something special where South meets North, Rootsy Gypsy meets Bluesy Funk – definitely a show to get you up on your feet and bounce to the grooves.
Crimson House is a high energy show band from the Western Cape that delivers a potent set designed to make anyone jump dance and sing uncontrollably. Their style is a mix of Gypsy, Swing, Rock n Roll with Blues undertones. The band is fronted by Riaan Smit who leads the band and the audience on a musical journey that leaves everyone smiling and bouncing with careless abandon. I’ve seen them at STRAB and Mieliepop and I can definitely agree with this. My legs start twitching to move around when I see them listed on a line-up.
The Black Cat Bones are a South African rock band formed in Silverton, Pretoria in 2007. The group consists of founding members Kobus de Kock Jr (on vocals) and Andre Kriel (on guitars) with Chris van der Walt (on bass) and currently Gareth Bunge (on drums) – rounding off what is considered to be one of the current top performing acts in the country. They’ve won the MK Award for Best Live Act and have never disappointed me with a show.
The Lectric Monks are a South African upbeat “Tarantino-Funk ‘n Roll” outfit from Pretoria, formed in the Spring 2014. The 6-piece includes, Francois vd Merwe (on rhythm and vocals), Gary Peacock (on harmonica and vocals), Henk Oosthuizen (on lead guitar and vocals), Cynthia van der Mescht (on keys), Duncan Potgieter (on drums) and Dylan du Toit (on bass). Drawing from rootsy rock ‘n roll, folk, classical, blues, indie, funk and psychedelic music and 4 piece harmonies, the band’s image and sound evokes a nostalgic blend of music of the past with today’s modern styles, creating an upbeat dance experience for all, “a new kind of old stuff” as some have described. In my opinion, they tare definitely one of the must-experience live acts in SA Music.
Tuin is an upcoming singer song writer from Pretoria who is blowing crowds away with her unique voice. This barefoot vocal activist will take you on a musical journey like none other. There is a massive gap and need for a new Sa Rock female vocalist – Tuin ticks all the requirements. She has been performing on stage for the past 5 years and recently also launched her full band project. She has opened for Carley Rae Jepsen and has played at all the major festivals incl Oppikoppi, STRAB, Otterlake, White Mountain Festival, iFest, Vryfees & Innibos. You should definitely experience her voice if you enjoy live music.
Running Wolf’s Rant is giving away a double ticket to this event and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below and let us know WHAT you’d be willing to get your music-loving paws on these tickets. Take note that this competition is NOT open to under 18 year olds. The competition closes on the 16th of August 2017 at 5 PM. The winner will be notified in the comments section below on the 17th of August 2017.
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